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Tue, Jul 02

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Online Event

Navigating Difficult Conversations with System Involved Youth About Social Injustices

Nola Kesia Brantley & Withelma TiOra “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew

Navigating Difficult Conversations with System Involved Youth About Social Injustices
Navigating Difficult Conversations with System Involved Youth About Social Injustices

Time & Location

Jul 02, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Nola Kesia Brantley & Withelma TiOra “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew

Training Description

It is important to have discussions with foster care and juvenile justice involved youth about social injustices that impact their families and their communities. In this training we will explore racism, structural racism, historical oppression and over-policing and its impact on foster care and juvenile justice involved youth, as well as their families and communities. The trainer will also share multiple strategies to navigate these difficult conversations.

Learning Objectives

· Participants will be able to explain the concept of social injustices to foster and juvenile justice involved youth.

· Participants will be able to identify and apply at least 3 strategies for talking with foster and juvenile justice involved youth about social injustices.

· Participants will be able to identify at least 2 of their own thoughts and emotions about recent social injustices so that they can determine how best to manage or share these in discussions with youth about social injustices.

Agenda

10:00-10:15am  Trainer/Topic Introductions

10:15-10:30am  Getting Started: Holding Space for Ourselves

10:30-10:45am  Avoiding Conversations About Social Injustices

10:45-11:00am  A Conversation with Black Women on Race

11:00-11:15am  Defining Racism

11:15-11:30am  Growing Up Black

11:30-11:45am  Defining Structural Racism

11:45am-12:00pm   Experiences of Structural Racism

12:00-12:15pm  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

12:15-12:30pm  System-Involved Youth Impacts of Structural Racism

12:30-12:45pm  Voter Suppression

12:45-1:00pm  Historical Oppression

1:00-1:15pm  The Talk

1:15-2:15pm  Lunch break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

2:15-2:30pm  Police Violence and Over Policing

2:30-2:45pm  Mass Incarceration

2:45-3:00pm  The 13th Amendment

3:00-3:15pm  Effects of LE on Families

3:15-3:30pm  Youth Activity Starters

3:30-3:45pm  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

3:45-4:00pm  Setting the Foundation for Starting Conversations with Youth

4:00-4:15pm  Youth Conversation Starters

4:15-4:30pm  Get LIT Video Response

4:30-4:45pm  Suggestions for After Todays Discussions

4:45-5:00pm  Questions

Meet Our Trainer

Nola Kesia Brantley, CEO & Founder of Nola Brantley Speaks has become nationally recognized as a powerful Survivor voice for the issue of child sex trafficking through her moving and information packed public speaking. Her hard work and perpetual vigilance has brought both focus and concrete resources to this chronically underserved and largely unrecognized population of victimized youth. Nola’s approach aims to be holistic!

Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew, is an international Anti-Trafficking Activist and Foster Youth Advocate. Beginning her work in Oakland as an Inaugural WestCoast Children's Clinic Y.A.P. advocate and a co-collaborator and leader during the inception of M.I.S.S.S.E.Y, advocating for Measure Y funding, and keynoting Alameda County's first HEAT conference. T is a leading force in advocating for the civil and social rights of all people, with specialized expertise in highlighting the intersectionality between the child welfare system and domestic child sex trafficking. Her Federal work was vital in the passing of The Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act and The JVTA (Justice For Victims of Trafficking Act). In 2021, she was Honored by NCMEC (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children) as a “Hero Award” Recipient. In 2020, she was awarded “The Last Girl Award'' from Apne Aap International (India). In 2014, she was named one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the world”, a TIME Magazine “30 under 30” in 2013, and a GLAMOUR Magazine “Woman of the Year '' in 2011. Her work has influenced many organizations including The United Nations, Google, The U.S. Congress, The White House, The American Bar Association, The Aspen Institute, and The Johns Hopkins Institution. Notably, she has led a TEDx talk on Exploring Sexuality after Trauma. She has successfully petitioned the Associated Press to utilize practices conscious of survivor trauma and circumstance with her #NoSuchThingAsAChildProstitute Campaign. T is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Morgan State University holding a degree in Strategic Communications.

This course meets the qualifications for (5.5) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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